10,000 Kinect Users Set New World Record By Running in Place (Huh?)

Apparently the Kinect is good for more than a cacophony of hacks and breaking the Guinness record for consumer electronics device sales: Now it has claimed the largest running of the 100-meter sprint.

On April 23, 10,539 participants ran in-place at the Kinect Sports track in front of their favorite consumer AR device. The thousands joined together at 11 a.m. (PST), as part of the “Play for Their Nation“ event during the Xbox Nations Free Live Weekend.

To help spur the event, Microsoft also recruited England’s 2012 Olympic hopefuls, including Cricketer Graeme Swann, Winter Olympics gold medalist Amy Williams, Olympic medalist in gymnastics Louis Smith, and the“Lewis Hamilton of table tennis” Darius Knight. Knight’s “running” of the 100 meters was faster than Usain Bolt’s world record 9.58 seconds with a virtual time of 9.20 seconds

What’s your 100-meter dash record in Kinect Sports? Leave a comment!

[Gamasutra]

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